All Antennas have radiation patterns. While these patterns will differ based on a number of variables, the common items are vertical and horizontal Beamwidths, and electrical down Tilt. TowerCoverage.com has been designed to utilize these antenna patterns.
TowerCoverage.com ONLY uses patterns supplied to us by the antenna’s manufacturer. We have also provided several generic antenna patterns. Using the exact antenna pattern for your antenna will help improve the accuracy of your coverage maps, but some users find the generic patterns are good enough for their intended usage.
The general rule of thumb is to choose the specific antenna you are using. If your specific antenna is not listed, you can also upload your own. See the Upload Antenna Pattern section for more details.